Friedrich von Borries: School without inevitable Consequence
What would a life look like that - in the ecological, but also in the virological sense - remains as inconsequential as possible? Could a lack of consequences become a new regulative ideal, such as freedom, justice and equality, unattainable but still desirable? What would be the effects of such a striving on the material and immaterial organization of our everyday life, on the economic and social order, on our faith and the way we treat each other? And what models can be found for such a life in the present and in history?
These are the questions posed by the "School without inevitable Consequence", an artistic-discursive project by Friedrich von Borries. At the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG), artefacts from the depot, interventions in the existing collection and a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition are linked in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" is created and supposedly universally valid ideas of "real life" are questioned.
Within the framework of the School for Consequentlessness, three "Scholarships for Doing Nothing" are also being advertised:
The three scholarship holders will be publicly announced at the exhibition opening on November 5, 2020 at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
A jury consisting of the following members will decide on the award of the scholarships:
- Armen Avanessian (HFBK Hamburg)
- Tulga Beyerle (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg)
- Friedrich von Borries (HFBK Hamburg)
- Eva-Dorothee Leinemann (Leinemann-Kunststiftung Nicolasse
Amount of the scholarshop: each 1.600 €
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020
You will find the application documents here